As many as 131 posts of teaching staff which are lying vacant in the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) will soon be filled, Vice Chancellor Sikander Kumar said on Tuesday.
“We would start the recruitment drive for these posts in November this year and we are hopeful of completing the entire exercise within one year,” Kumar said during his first media interaction after taking over as HPU VC.
Kumar took charge as the new Vice- Chancellor of the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) earlier in August after the post was lying vacant for almost 14 months, sources said.
Citing the university’s recruitment case pending in the Supreme Court, Kumar said the vacant posts will be filled after the verdict is pronounced.
“Sanction for filling the 131 vacant posts of teaching staff has already been taken from the executive council and the process of filling these posts will be initiated soon after the verdict,” Kumar said.
At present, as many as 131 posts of assistant professor and around 80 posts of non-teaching staff are lying vacant, according to reports.
During the interaction, Kumar also informed mediapersons, that the university was running on guest faculty and it was his priority to ensure that the vacant posts of teacher and non-teaching staff were filled and efforts would be made to fill the posts of non-teaching employee in six months.
Soon after he took charge as HPU’s VC on August 3, Kumar had constituted a committee to demarcate the land of HP University after which the construction of hostels, beautification of the campus and other facilities would be created, said the sources.
(With PTI inputs)